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I’ve lived in the U street area since 2005 and love it. However, look into the sound proofing on your building. I first lived at the Ellington facing the street and it was loud as hell (not shockingly). Now I live in a nicer condo building a block from U and I don’t hear a thing. I love the energy in this neighborhood, and I get some of the issues people are describing above, but I don’t think that makes the neighborhood unliveable. If I could afford to buy what I want here, I would. The thing I like least about the neighborhood is that the weekends bring in tons of tourists and DC/VA/MD folks from other neighborhoods, and make most of the bars and restaurants kind of unbearable. But, you can find places that you like. I love music, so having so many live options within walking distance is really awesome. Re: safety, the complaints you hear lately are because there has been a sudden increase. I don’t think this sudden increase will be longstanding (i.e. I’m assuming the cops will do their job and find the perpetrators).